“Kitna deti hai?” the famous question asked by every Indian whoever visits a car showroom. It is obvious the cars in India are still a ‘status quo’, whether it is an Alto or a Merc. For very few of them it serves as the utilitarian purpose, where if worked out the ratio then it would be near to 20-30 percent of car buyers. However, the auto industry is thriving on such luxurious notations. For a more drastic example, a German automaker, which we didn’t wish to name, is suffering huge losses of entering the Indian market for the reason its cars fails to deliver that fuel-economy which the competitors are giving away. Despite numerous efforts tried, still that performance of the fuel-economy isn’t scored. In short, though how best engineering you had, it’s the fuel-consumption that almost makes the buying decisions. The scenario in 2014 had changed drastically, where earlier the Indian automakers used to rule the domain for the fuel-economy got taken over by the international automaker that also offers the best of engineering, low maintenance cost, and at the end of day they had strike the best efficiency amongst the segment rivals. Scroll down to know more…
Maruti Ciaz Diesel
Maruti’s long lost fight for the sedan segment got into action once again, and it’s the Ciaz as a warrior for this battle. However, the company used all the tricks and treats to please buyers with the design and features on-board. Incidentally, it also managed to boast the fuel-efficiency to 26.21kmpl (as per ARAI) from the diesel engine of 1248 cc, which has thrown it on the number one slot of this countdown by dethroning the Honda City diesel to second.
Fuel-efficiency: 26.21kmpl (as per ARAI)
Honda City Diesel
The new Honda City was in the whir of industry to be delivering that same wide grin on its buyers face even with the diesel. And that’s simply delivered! To know in detail, this Japanese made sedan, which costs quite heftily than the rest in its class, now with the diesel is selling in whopping numbers than that of petrol just for delivering 26kmpl out of the newly made 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine.
Fuel-efficiency: 26kmpl (as per ARAI)
Chevrolet Beat Facelift Diesel
Chevrolet Beat Diesel remained an outstanding performer throughout, and a mild facelift received added some years of lease to the life. That cutesy small nose on front with the bowtie logo hides a notorious 936cc three-cylinder engine, which returns 25.44kmpl. It is one of the smallest diesel cars in India priced efficiently since the launch.
Fuel-efficiency: 25.44kmpl (as per ARAI)
Tata Nano Twist
Tata’s most of the aspirations go with Nano. The power steering that is a mandatory feature these days was planted on the Nano with ‘Twist’. None other cooler twist than the said, Nano Twist managed to deliver 25.4kmpl from the 625cc ‘petrol’ engine.
Fuel-efficiency: 25.4kmpl (as per ARAI)
New Ford Fiesta
Ford‘s aggression after the EcoSport was observed to be settled in a cold low. But our speculations got wrong when the automaker launched new Fiesta with the fresh front grille and an outstanding fuel-economy of 25.01kmpl for the diesel buyers. The changes made are quite generous in nature but not so great in numbers. However, we liked that Aston-Martin-ish front grille which makes the sedan more dominating.
Fuel-efficiency: 25.01kmpl (as per ARAI)
Hyundai Xcent Diesel
The Hyundai compact sedan made a late entry to the party, but though it still had its claim of delivering the 24.4kmpl from a 1.1-litre diesel engine. Number of segment’s first features and the fluidic designing makes it to shine out of the crowd.
As Honda has launched its Amaze quite earlier, that still boasts better fuel-economy than Hyundai…said in case to clear the conflict between both the carmakers.
Fuel-efficiency: 24.4kmpl (as per ARAI)
Honda Mobilio Diesel
Honda’s venture in the MPV market was recorded by the Mobilio which can be said as the most needed car for this segment. That same 1.5-litre diesel engine of the Amaze and City also churns the fortune here for its maker by striking 24.2kmpl as per ARAI. The seven-seater and yet compact to be tweezed easily into the tight corners, has made the Mobilio to do better in terms of sales. Even the pricing is worked out rightly against the rivals, also striking the rivalry chords against different segments with regards to its ‘multi-utilitarian’ appeal.
Fuel-efficiency: 24.2kmpl (as per ARAI)
Maruti Alto K10
Maruti Alto – addressed as one of the world’s highest selling car – now received facelift in India and also the option of AMT gearbox making it to be the cheapest automatic car of this country. A new front grille with bolder profile, and some minute but significant changes inside the cabin, makes up the Alto facelift. The fuel efficiency of 24.07kmpl has remained one of the eye-catchers on the specification list despite being gunned with the benefit of AMT.
Fuel-efficiency: 24.07kmpl (as per ARAI)
Toyota Etios Facelift Diesel
The facelift launch of Toyota Etios gave the car a push for the years to come before ending its life-cycle. However, the facelift isn’t remarkable, but its 1.4-litre diesel engine is good enough to clock 23.59kmpl. Hence, it must now do rightly against the rival to make a better cut above the rest and shall peak the sales like MPV Innova is performing in its repertoire.
Fuel-efficiency: 23.59kmpl (as per ARAI)
Maruti Swift Facelift Diesel
Maruti Swift being celebrated as India’s most sold premium hatchback, and also one of the admirable cars after the Hyundai Elite i20. At the fuel-efficiency, it is claimed to attain 23.04kmpl as per ARAI. The 1.3-litre diesel engine sourced by Fiat (Multijet) contributed a lot to make it a most successful product of the carmaker. In order to see through a better perception, Swift facelift is the highest fuel-economy achiever amongst its segment which too got a revamp or a facelift recently. Hope so, the Swift lovers now relished one more reason to rejoice.
Fuel-efficiency: 23.04kmpl (as per ARAI)